Summer signing Pedro Obiang insists West Ham United are still heading in the right direction, despite Saturday's reality check at home to Leicester City.

Obiang, who spent five years at Serie 'A' side Sampdoria prior to completing his switch to Upton Park, is firmly of the belief West Ham can push on this campaign and rectify the mistakes which cost them in a 2-1 defeat against the Foxes on Saturday.

Speaking to club's website, Obiang explained: “I have got a good feeling about the team and certainly, little by little, we are heading in the right direction”

“As they say in football, the beautiful thing is that every week you can improve on what you have done in the last match."

On a personal level, the Spanish midfielder was content with his own performance but believes there is still more to come from him after being restricted to just one appearance in pre-season.

Obiang continued: “I have been OK since the injury, a few slight twinges, but that is normal.

“There is a lot of attention on you when you are on the pitch, you feel the pressure, but it was all good. I needed to get back out there to pick up the pace, and now I can finally relax a little more."

“I really hope the fans are happy with me," he continued. "And I intend to give them my best, alongside my teammates, in every game, because they are the heart of this club, and with patience and a little calm we will achieve a lot."